[squeak-dev] Services, Universes, SqueakMap browser all seem broken in 4.5

Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2005 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 11:23:43 UTC 2014

On 4/8/14, 11:52 PM, "tim Rowledge" <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:

> While looking around in a 4.5 image to prepare to move my code into the
> Œofficial¹ image I idly noodled around some of the docking bar menus.
> I noticed that the Apps->Services Browser opened something that appears to
> actually be the PreferencesBrowser, and that after taking a look at the
> Services classes I have no idea what the entire package is supposed to do nor
> whether it is used much. Is it actually useful?
> I noticed that Apps->Universe Browser doesn¹t do anything fun because it can¹t
> load any data from the now non-existent universes.dnsalias.net And there are
> two entries (Apps->Package Universe Browser & Apps->Universe Browser) that
> open what looks to be identical browsers. IIRC we are planning to remove this
> stuff anyway, so perhaps it doesn¹t matter too much.
> I noticed that Apps->SqueakMap Catalog & Categories sort-of open but after
> supposedly updating the contents hardly any of the packages you can see via a
> plain web browser appear in the lists. For example, in the development tools
> section I see only LispKit & Prolog and not the perhaps 100 other packages.
> And since one of the things I was originally intending to check on was space
> usage, I¹m amazed to see 3Mb of strings (that¹s about War and Peace), 9000
> MCVersionInfo instances (and similar numbers of MCVersionName + DateAndTime,
> and Date, and Time). Wow. We¹re holding on to too much stuff somewhere...
> tim

>From 3.10 times I saying we should rip Universes, SqueakMap ,ScriptLoader,
etc and stick only to Monticello as a way to load any into the .image.

As Pharo and Cuis do today.

Specially look Cuis GitHub package way, it's where we should go in 4.6 and

Not sure about Services, but think Andreas talk about rip this also.


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